Desiderious Erasmus

untitledDesiderious Erasmus (1466-1536) was a Dutch priest and teacher.

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Dulce bellum inexpertis. War is delightful to those who have no experience of it.
– Erasmus

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Do not be guilty of possessing a library of learned books while lacking learning yourself.
– Erasmus

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For what is life but a play in which everyone acts a part until the curtain comes down?
-Erasmus

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“I doubt if a single individual could be found from the whole of mankind free from some form of insanity. The only difference is one of degree. A man who sees a gourd and takes it for his wife is called insane because this happens to very few people.”

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It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
– Erasmus
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The fox knows many things; the hedgehog, one big thing.
– Erasmus
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The desire to write grows with writing.
– Erasmus
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They predict occurrences of the most prodigious proportions. Talk of the marvels of magic? Astrologers declare the most astonishing wonders that are about to be. These fortunate men find enough gullible people in the world to swallow their wildest announcements.
– Erasmus

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